Singular situation in the municipality of Traisen in the German growing area Nahe. It is named after the top of the 327-metre-high Rotenfels, which, with a wall height of 202 metres and a length of 1,200 metres, is the largest steep face north of the Alps. This rock massif encloses the small plateau, which is surrounded by protective walls, like an amphitheatre. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Nahe valley. The south-facing vineyard at an altitude of 120 to 140 metres above sea level with 35 to 45% slope inclination covers only 1.5 hectares. The weathered soil consists of hanging debris and stony, crusty loam with little fine soil. Only Riesling is cultivated here. The vineyards Dr. Crusius and Gut Hermannsberg, for example, have a share in the site.
Picture: © Gut Hermannsberg